This crown chakra meditation promotes devotion, inspiration, selflessness, and spiritual understanding.
Sit in a comfortable position, either cross-legged on the floor or in a chair. Sit up tall with the spine straight, the shoulders relaxed and the chest open. Rest the hands on the knees or lap with the palms facing up. Relax the face, jaw, and belly. Let the tongue rest on the roof of the mouth, just behind the front teeth. Lightly close the eyes. Breathe slowly, smoothly and deeply in and out through the nose. Visualize a lotus flower with a thousand petals connected to the crown of your head. See the stalk of the flower extending downwards, becoming the spine. See the roots of the flower emerging from the tailbone and anchoring your body to the floor. As you inhale visualize bright white light illuminating the petals of the lotus and see the flower opening up to receive this light. See the light taken in by the flower travel down the stalk/spine and down into the roots and floor. As you exhale, visualize the nutrients and energy of the earth being drawn up through the roots of the flower, through the stalk/spine to the tips of each petal. Bring as much of your awareness and attention to the visualization as possible with each moment. If thoughts arise in the mind, let them go, and return the focus back to the imagery. Practice this meditation for 10-20 minutes. To end, gently let the eyes blink open, inhale the palms together in front of the heart, exhale and gently bow. Take a moment or two before moving on with the rest of your day.